Category Archives: BHT

List of Surgeons who Offer Body Hair to Head Hair Transplants

In 2013, I wrote two posts (see here and here) on body hair transplants (BHT) where surgeons move body hair to the scalp in the event of donor hair shortage at the back of the scalp in the permanent zone of severely balding people.  This type of procedure has some drawbacks as I discussed before, and body hair is virtually never as good or reliable as scalp donor hair. Nevertheless, there have by now been thousands of BHT cases performed worldwide with many satisfied patients.  In most cases, body hair is added as an adjunct filler to scalp hair during a hair transplant procedure, although I have also seen videos of excellent body hair only megasession hair transplant procedures.  The increasing popularity of BHT makes sense when one considers that a large portion of balding men tend to have a lot of body hair.

Below is a list of surgeons who offer body hair transplants around the world.  I only included those that have devoted pages of their websites specifically to BHT or have presented interesting BHT case examples on their sites and/or hair loss forums.  From my years of reading hair loss forums, I would guess that Dr. Arvind Poswal (India), Dr. John Cole (US) and Dr. Ray Woods (Australia) are probably the most experienced surgeons in the world at performing body hair to head hair transplants, although I could be off and you should conduct your own research.  Virtually all surgeons seem to find beard hair as the best type of body hair to be used for moving to the scalp, although some prefer not touching facial hair due to fear of potential permanent scarring.  Most surgeons seem to find chest hair to be the second best candidate to move to the scalp.

Note that for many people hair transplants represent a “cure” for hair loss so posts such as this are important.  Moreover, if you browse all the links below, there are some fascinating before and after transformation photos and chest/beard/other body area post extraction healing photos that are worth checking out.

Australia

Belgium

Canada

Cyprus

Georgia

Germany

India

Netherlands

  • Dr. Coen Gho (scroll down the page to get to the BHT section).

Pakistan

Poland

Spain

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States of America

Clinics Present in More than one Country

Body Hair to Scalp Presentation

Dr. Arvind Poswal from India has done more body hair to head hair transplants (known online via the acronym BHT)  than any other doctor in the world.  In almost all of the hair transplant cases that Dr. Poswal has presented online, it seems like body hair represent a small fraction of the total hair moved to the scalp.  i.e., body hair is almost always a supplemental resource in a hair transplant.  There is no hair transplant surgeon in the world who has presented as many cases online as Dr. Poswal.

At the recent ISHRS Conference, Dr. Poswal presented a very interesting overview of all that is involved in BHTs.  Luckily for us, this presentation is now available online:

Body Hair to Scalp Transplant. from Arvind poswal on Vimeo.